Zombies Ate My Girlfriend serve up new album – Shun the Reptile

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend release their highly anticipated new album Shun the Reptile today. Heavy as two Hells, a cesspool of crushing drums, malicious riffs and some the most personal and brutal lyrics seen so far from the Cape Town based South Africans.

Guitarist Adriano Rodrigues explains more about the overall concept and emotion behind the album “This is probably our most personal and collaborative recording to date. The concept for the title and general theme for the album is depression. And in my case, an unhealthy dose of anger issues to boot. We’ve experienced quite a few highs and lows since forming Zom, none higher for us thus far as the Wacken win in 2016. It was kind of inevitable that depression would strike some time after that experience. And it did, in a big way. We ended up getting back from that and went strong for another year into 2017. After we did Witchfest the wheels started to come off for a few us in our personal lives. For myself, I had basically reached the point where I needed to break away or risk quitting entirely. It was probably the longest period that I’d ever not wanted to play a guitar since first picking one up at the age of 13. I didn’t want to listen to music, be involved in any band activity or even talk about music. For a couple of months, I hated it. I realized for the last 10 years all I had been doing was chasing this dream and chasing it as hard as I possibly could. Many sacrifices were made, and the time away was necessary for me to process everything that had happened in my life during those 10 years.”

Get Shun the Reptile online

Shun the Reptile is out now on CD and all digital platforms including:
Apple Music
Google Play

Track Listing

  1. The Worst Is Yet to Come
  2. Nothing Can Save You
  3. Autoriot
  4. Immolation
  5. Shun the Reptile
  6. Van Eck
  7. Go Fuck Yourself
  8. Icarus

Get Shun the Reptile Album Launch

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend will be celebrating the release of the album with launch shows in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

3 November – Sundowners JHB
with Deadline / Chaos Doctrine / Riddlebreak
Facebook event

9 November Mercury Live – Cape Town
with Atlantic South
Facebook event

About Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Established in 2012 and renowned as one of South Africa’s top metal acts, Zombies Ate My Girlfriend has enjoyed sharing stages with a slew of touring bands from abroad. Including, Protest the Hero, Darkest Hour, 36 Crazyfists, Monuments, August Burns Red, Unearth and DevilDriver. In 2016 the guys were crowned champions of the Wacken Metal Battle at the legendary Wacken Open Air in Germany, making them the first South African band to achieve this feat. South African album launch shows will take place in early November in both Cape Town and Gauteng (see above), with a German tour planned for 2019.